Welcome to Gordano Valley Archers

COSE 2016 West of England Club of the Year

f23811c99d03543abe9480cf6.jpgWe are a very open and friendly Archery Club based on the edge of the Gordano Valley at The Downs School in Wraxall, North Somerset.

Our vision is to promote and develop the sport of archery and to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all.

We aim to achieve this by ensuring we have a highly motivated and professional team of coaches and officials dedicated to the principles of equitable practice.

The club is committed to providing archery as an all inclusive sport and actively promotes the sport as a Triple A sport for all the family. Triple A = All Ability Archery.

We shoot throughout the year on Sundays at our ground as well as having an indoor facility from October to March that we use on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings when the weather does not permit outdoor shooting.

Shooting times are:

Sundays (The Downs School) Wraxall BS48 1PF

09:00 to 10:00 – Set up range – Club Members
10:00 to 12:30 – Assembly beginners and club shoot.
12:30 to 13:00 – Take down range

Clout Range available for Club & Archery GB members – details on request

Indoor range available (weather dependent)

09:00 to 09:30 – Set up
09:30 to 12:00 – Beginners & Juniors Club Members
09:30 to 12:00 – Senior Members if spare capacity ( Members please set up on the landing)
12:00 to 12:30 –Take down range

Wednesdays (The Downs School) Wraxall BS48 1PF

Members Only  – Archery GB registered archers email for more information
(sorry no club bows are available)

18:15 to 20:30  Outdoor or Indoor range (weather and lighting dependent)

Please note for safety we do not allow all carbon arrows to be used on our outdoor ranges.

Regional Champions

gwasCongratulations to all Gordano archers who took part at this years GWAS Regional Indoor Championship. A great set of results and some new Personal Bests as well.

Dan & Luke came 1st in their categories and David, 3rd shooting for the first time as a a Senior. Ashley, also shot well on the day, unfortunately he didn’t make the top three this year, but scored higher than a couple of County Team archers.


Archery – Fulfil that Wish!

photoTC.JPG A survey* shows that 77% of Brits, wished they could have done Archery during PE at school.

Well what is stopping you fulling that wish now?

It is never too late to start, with coaching available from the age of 6 to 80. Many who have tried this ancient sport have gone on to become full member of our  family friendly club which is able to cater  for  the social archer and the more competitive and would like to go on and compete at Club,County or UK level.

To start the fun visit our Beginners Page and book your session today. All equipment provided.

[*Source: A survey by golfsport.com – 1,422 Brits aged between 25–50]

Clout Classification Scheme


Gordano Valley Archers now administers the Clout Classification Scheme up to Bowmen standard.

As with the ArcheryGB classifications, an archer must shoot three rounds at the appropriate level, within the archery year and the validated score or result sheets passed to Chris for ratification.

Once a classification has been achieved for each bow type, the classification is held for a year and archers may if they wish purchase an award badge to  display their success.

Clout Classification Schemesmall print

If you have yet to receive Clout training and would like to please arrange with a coach prior to shooting this style of archery.